dSPACE platforms integrate Mdynamix tools

January 11, 2018 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Development tool vendor dSPACE GmbH will intensify its existing collaboration with MdynamiX, an affiliated research institute at the Munich University of Applied Sciences, in developing and testing electric steering systems. To this end, the steering system model from MdynamiX, was integrated into the dSPACE Automotive Simulation Model (ASM) tool suite. The seamless integration streamlines the tool chain for a continuous development process, starting with model-based design (MBD), to software-in-the-loop (SIL) simulation, up to hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation with a real ECU.

Under the terms of the collaboration, MdynamiX’ tools MXsteeringdesigner and MXevaluation as well as further MdynamiX expertise are made available on dSPACE platforms. Therefore, fundamental work steps, such as the steering system characterization and parameter optimization of the steering models, can be simplified. For example, MXsteeringdesigner can automatically transfer parameters of a steering system model from a dSPACE steering test bench to dSPACE ModelDesk. With MXevaluation, objective parameters can be determined from vehicle data measurements and simulations and thus used for the calibration of electronic control units or the optimization of the steering feel.


In dSPACE ModelDesk, identified and optimized parameters
of a steering system can be imported and then be used
to parameterize the ASM models together with other data.
The real-time simulation, e.g., on dSPACE SCALEXIO, is
then visualized in a 3-D animation in dSPACE MotionDesk.

In development projects, MdynamiX provides particularly strong support for solving complex problems in the fields of vehicle dynamics and electric steering adjustment. In dSPACE ModelDesk, identified and optimized parameters of a steering system can be imported and then be used to parameterize the ASM models together with other data. The real-time simulation, e.g., on dSPACE Scalexio, is then visualized in a 3-D animation in dSPACE MotionDesk.

 

 


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